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Are tweens to young to shave?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:16 PM on Mar. 9, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • I don't think so. I know how mean kids can be, and if tweezing or bleaching it doesn't bother her, I say help her with it until she is old enough to do it alone. I had really dark leg hair at like 7 and got made fun of until my mom let me shave at 12. It sucked.
    Emmy_Dollface

    Answer by Emmy_Dollface at 9:23 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

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  • No, if it makes her feel uncomfortable in front of her peers or in general.
    she's the one who has to deal with it so if it bothers her than no she is not to young, but if it's other people that are encouraging her to do it than thats wrong. Don't give her a complex.
    geminisummerz

    Answer by geminisummerz at 9:25 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

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  • I would look into laser treatment. Therefore, she doesn't have to spend her life bleaching, waxing or pulling hair off her lip.

    Southerncharmes

    Answer by Southerncharmes at 9:28 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

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  • I'd remove it before other kids start to make fun of her for it. She probably notices it...and if she doesn't, some mean kid will soon point it out.
    graciesmom164

    Answer by graciesmom164 at 12:28 AM on Mar. 10, 2009

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  • Interesting question...my 13 year old daughter also has dark hair on her upper lip. She has been teased a bit at school and I was wondering the same thing.
    Nancy37

    Answer by Nancy37 at 11:29 AM on Mar. 10, 2009

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  • My daughter is almost 13 and since last summer we have been getting her eyebrows and lip waxed. She thought waxing was less painful than tweezing. She said other girls started to mention it and she thought it looked like she had a chocolate milk mustache. We tried bleaching but in the sunlight the hair was still noticeable. SInce I wax it was normal for her to want to do it also.
    travel2island

    Answer by travel2island at 1:41 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

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  • I really don't know. You could ask the doctor what would be safe or take her to a spa type place and see if they know what would be safe, I would only do it if it bothers her.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 5:47 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

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  • No not at all. Try SKIN SO SOFT Fresh & Smooth Hair Removal Cream. It works well, is inexpensive and smells good. www.youravon.com/dhullum (code fsany for free shipping) If you dont go ahead and take care of it she might be compelled to shave it or pluck it on her own and that would make it grow back thick and coarse! Eek! Start her out with this product then as she gets older start her on waxing. Try to hold off on waxing as long as you can bc tweens skin is more sensitive than ours and tends to break out really badly too. GL! :)
    usbornebooksdh

    Answer by usbornebooksdh at 9:58 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

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  • 10.5 for underarms and 11.5 for legs at least for my dd.
    momto3infl

    Answer by momto3infl at 4:42 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

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  • she doesnt have the lip hair. I myself do and I started about 14yrs when I started shaving and having periods
    momto3infl

    Answer by momto3infl at 4:43 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

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